Georgia senior Lawrence Cager, the team's top wide receiver, injured his ankle in practice Wednesday, and the Bulldogs fear the injury might cause him to miss the next several weeks, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.
Cager, a graduate transfer from Miami, leads the No. 4 Bulldogs with 33 receptions for 476 yards and four touchdowns in nine games.
Georgia closes the regular season at Georgia Tech on Saturday (noon ET, ABC/ESPN App) and plays No. 2 LSU in the SEC championship game in Atlanta on Dec. 7.
Cager missed the Bulldogs' 19-13 win over Texas A&M last week because of shoulder and rib injuries. He also played sparingly in wins over Kentucky in Week 8 and Auburn in Week 12.
On Friday, Cager took to Instagram and encouraged his teammates.
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The energy in Sanford Stadium is undoubtedly electric. I wish it didn't come to an end like this and if I could go back in time to the beginning and do it again, there isn't another school I would rather choose. Thank you Dawg Nation for all the great moments this past year. My boys know that we going get that SEC Champ and I'm still with them even if I'm not on the field. Big Dawgs always going to shake back! #GoDawgs
A 6-foot-5 native of Baltimore, Cager had emerged as quarterback Jake Fromm's favorite target when he was on the field. Cager had seven catches for 132 yards with one touchdown in a 24-17 victory over Florida on Nov. 2.
With Cager sidelined because of injuries, Fromm completed only 11 of 23 passes for 163 yards with one touchdown against the Aggies, his third straight game in which he completed fewer than 50 percent of his pass attempts.